“When You Lose Someone You Love” Book on Kickstarter

Zenspirations Art by Joanne Fink

Joanne entrusted me with a prototype copy of this little book and I’m telling you, it seriously has some healing powers. It is a project very near and dear to her heart. Joanne Fink began making the illustrated pages while she was grieving the sudden loss of her beloved husband. Each spread is something to cherish…

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Radiant Orchid: 2014 Pantone Color of the Year

Radiant Orchid: 2014 Pantone Color of the Year

It’s summertime here in North America and we are still going strong with the color of the year… Radiant Orchid. It was declared last December by the Pantone color experts themselves. Personally, these shades of orchid have been my personal favorites forever, so I’m not surprised to see their dynamic versatility. With the perfect balance between a warm pink and a…

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No-Sew Natural Burlap Drawstring Bags Craft

This blog hop is sponsored by BurlapFabric.com. They sent me these cute little natural burlap bag drawstring bags. I found these darling fabric and lace embellishments on wooden spools and thought they would look great on the little burlap drawstring bags. After testing out the best colors and positioning of the trim. I cut it down…

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Decorate Plain Party Paper with Washi Tape

Transform plain cupcakes into a reason to celebrate with these easy to make washi tape embellishments.

Turn plain paper into PARTY TIME with a little decorative washi tape. This month’s DCC craft designer blog hop is all about parties! Over the last year our design studio, Cherished Solutions, llc  has been working to design fun washi tape designs. We have designed everything from the sports washi tape you see here to the…

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Cinco de Mayo Salsa

Fresh Garden Salsa Recipe by Benjamin Hummel for Something to Cherish

As promised in today’s earlier post called Washi Tape Garden Plant Markers, my husband Benjamin Hummel is here to share his family-famous salsa. We are going to call Benjamin’s salsa “Cinco de Mayo Salsa,” but honestly it is a wonderful treat all year round. Ben’s Cinco De Mayo Salsa Story and Recipe from the Kitchen of Benjamin Hummel In…

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Washi Tape Garden Plant Markers

Washi Tape Garden Plant Markers - DIY

Happy May. Specifically, Happy Cinco de Mayo! Today’s our first Monday, monthy CHA Designer Blog Hop (see the banner to the right to keep hopping). The theme is “How does your garden grow?” My response…well, my seedlings got off to a late start so they are still sprouting up and growing roots. I’m just at…

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I’ve gone cuckoo for cuckoo clock art

Cuckoo Clock by Cherish Flieder of Something to Cherish - Art Licensing & Illustration

This month I took on the fun challenge to design a cuckoo clock phone case. I thought it would be fun to try out a different technique. What do you think about it? Do we need a cuckoo clock ringtone to go with it? Thanks for stopping by today. Feel free to check out more art…

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Banner of Hope: You are a blessing.

A simple message of hope created for everyone who sees this banner “You are a blessing.” I sewed and painted this 8″x12″ Banner of Hope on New Year’s Day as a response to an invitation to the professional Designer Members of the Craft & Hobby Association and the non-profit art program called Charity Wings. It will…

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Decorating Christmas Cookies

Can you believe it’s already December? To get in the Christmas spirit, our family thought it would be great fun to get the little cousins together to bake and decorate some Christmas cookies. Here are a few snapshots of our day together in the kitchen and enjoying our tasty results. I can’t think of a…

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Water Balloon Candle Making

How do I make homemade water balloon candles for fall decor

Who knew water balloon candle making could be so much fun? I recently discovered this method for using water balloons on Pinterest. So, for my fall craft blog hop project, I decided to test this out for you.   How do I make homemade water balloon candles? Start with regular water balloons filled with water, of…

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Nicole Tamarin Licensing Illustration

Peacock Plumes Collection Nicole Tamarin

I am pleased to introduce to you my art licensing friend Nicole Tamarin. We first met in person at the 2012 Surtex, and I invited her on the blog for a brief feature of her work. Of course, she is super busy doing art and caring for her family, so finally at Surtex 2013 we…

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Hello Instagram, I’m Back!

instagram cherish flieder

Instagram is one of those apps that I have used off and on for over 2 years, but only really posted a couple times every December. Their unstable TOC is probably one of the reasons that I was hesitant to use it too much. Some artists are still up in arms over this, check out…

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Playground Art Discoveries

Recess Chitchat Art by Cherish Flieder

Let me share with you an exciting new piece that came about from a summer of art play and rediscovering places I want to take my art This artwork is all about celebrating the simple memories I have from my playground days. Slides, jump ropes, four square, hopscotch, tetherball, and others were always favorites, but…

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How to Fabric Paint Fashion Handbags

Fabric Paint Fashion Handbag

This summer I taught my little sister how to fabric paint fashion handbags. She spent a vacation week with me to go to art and music camp. (She is a very talented dancer, actor, and singer.) We had a very busy and fun week, but we did find a little time to do some crafting…

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Tie-Dye Your Summer

Hobby Lobby Tue Dye Demos

Did you tie-dye your summer? Technically you still have about a month left. What a great way to celebrate a new school year with some DIY apparel designed by you and the kids! Last week, I had the honor of visiting 3 Hobby Lobby stores to demonstrate how easy and fun the Tulip Tie-Dye Kits…

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Just Peaceful – 7th Annual ArtBash!

Just Peaceful - Watercolor by Cherish Flieder, Something to Cherish

The ArtBash is an annual silent auction held in Denver, Colorado to support the Philip J. Steele Arts Education Foundation. The foundation offers educational opportunities in the arts to students in Colorado helping them realize their dreams. You can attend the live event on May 3rd at ArtHaus, 3343 Larimer St., Denver, CO 80205 ArtBash Reception and Silent Auction Event 7-10 pm

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Leather Slide Bracelets

leather slide bracelets

This week I made Leather Slide Bracelets as a part of a the Cousin Corp’s blog hop featuring their exciting new Slide Bracelet program.

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